Transformation In Two Visits With Veneers

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When you have more than one issue with your smile, we may suggest a unique restoration designed purely to improve smile esthetics. With porcelain veneers, we have two visits to completely transform your smile. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how we create and place these unique and lifelike restorations.

Placement in Two Visits

Each one we create and place is custom-made before your smile. Every smile is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all selection. To start, we make sure you’re comfortable with a local numbing agent. Next, we need to remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for your restoration. Once this is done, we will take detailed images and measurements with digital imaging technology. Once complete, you will return to the office for replacement. We will check the fit to make sure it is optimal and if necessary, we will make final adjustments. The restoration is then attached with a powerful bonding agent, one that secures the veneer firmly for decades to come!

The Benefits of Porcelain

We use porcelain because the material is very strong. In fact, it can absorb daily bite forces and pressure, which is why we also use them in crowns and bridges. The material is translucent like tooth enamel, and can be shaded to blend with the rest of your smile. Porcelain is also stain resistant too, which helps your smile stay bright for years to come! When we attach the veneers, they instantly alter the shape and color of the tooth, so we can make major changes to your smile’s beauty in only two visits.

Improving Smile Issues

When placed, we can correct the appearance of minor dental misalignment. For some, this means avoiding the need for braces or clear aligners. If you have permanent teeth stains, the kind that may resist whitening treatments, we can mask them right away. Placement could also close unsightly gaps and embarrassing black triangle spaces between the teeth. We also correct misshapen teeth, and repair minor chips and cracks too.

To keep them bright and long-lasting, you just need to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush and floss daily as we recommend, and see us every six months for a checkup and dental cleaning. If you have any questions about how to restore your smile’s beauty, or about our veneers, then contact our team to schedule your cosmetic consultation today!


We would like to help transform your smile quickly with a lifelike treatment. To find out more about the process of improving multiple cosmetic issues in only two sittings, then please contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.